Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Solomon Adeola Olamilekan, has said there is no document budgeting N5,000 monthly transportation allowance for 40 million Nigerians in the 2022 budget.
Recall that the Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said that Nigerians would from next year receive N5,000 per month as a transportation grant after the removal of fuel subsidies.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday after the committee budget proposal was submitted to the Senate committee on appropriation, Olamilekan, noted it’s just news.
However, he said the federal government intends to remove fuel subsidies by 2022 and give the poorest Nigerians a transportation grant of N5,000, but no document yet backing it before the senate.
“I don’t want to go into details, if there is something like that, a document needs to come to the National Assembly and how do they want to identify the identity of the beneficiaries, this is not provided for in the 2022 budget proposal which is N2.4 trillion.
“Speaking further, he said, “For us, we still believe it is news because this budget we are considering contains a subsidy and if we are passing a budget with a subsidy in the fiscal document, we can’t speak because that is the document that is currently before us,” he said.